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Celebration of Athletes

For the first time in 36 years we weren’t able to host the GAMES, but that didn’t stop YOU from staying active even during these unprecedented times! And for that we want to celebrate YOU! With the help of our amazing sponsors Missouri Lottery and KOMU 8 and on the behalf of the Show-Me State Games we present … Continued

2020 Show-Me State Games – Souvenir Program

We missed you this summer. Please check out our digital program for current records, ideas for how to stay healthy and active, a celebration of this year’s Shelter Insurance Carry the Torch and sponsor recognition!  

2020 Show-Me State Games Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

COLUMBIA, Mo. (July 8, 2020) –  The 2020 Show-Me State Games is canceling its summer events to protect the health and safety of athletes, spectators, volunteers, officials and the community due to current COVID-19 concerns. The Show-Me State Games is an annual Olympic-style festival held in Columbia that typically offers more than 40 sporting events.  … Continued

2020 Virtual Torch Run

The Show-Me State Games Shelter Insurance Torch is a symbol of bringing our state together for fun and exciting competition and during these trying times, we want to encourage everyone to stay active and Carry the Torch together. While we won’t be traveling with the Torch this spring, you can still be a part of this Olympic-style … Continued

Show-Me State Games Hoopin It Up Basketball Tournament

Hoopin’ It Up Basketball is back!

The 2020 Hoopin’ It Up Basketball events are set for January 10-12, February 28-March 1 and March 27-29. Our January event is brand new to the Games! Our February event, sponsored by Mpix, gives 3rd-8th grade boys and girls the opportunity to participate in a recreational or competitive basketball tournament. The March weekend also includes 9th grade … Continued

Pumpkin Fun Run Set for October 19!

The 7th annual Pumpkin Fun Run, sponsored by University of Missouri Children’s Hospital, will begin at 9 a.m. on October 19 at Philips Lake Park in Columbia.  This 1.4-mile run/walk is open to Boone County students grades K-5. Parents and teachers are also encouraged to participate.  There is a $10 entry fee for students, which includes … Continued

Show-Me State Games 2019 Schedules and Athlete Stories

Weekend of July 19-21 July 19-21 schedule July 26-28 schedule   Never lose heart Kallie Smith: competing in fast-pitch softball July 20-21  Kallie Smith is 17 years old and has been playing softball since she could pick one up. She’s a stealthy base runner and loves to bunt and is a middle infielder. Softball has … Continued

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3 Ways to Prepare for the Show-Me State Games

Whether you’re a participating athlete or a cheering spectator, there are a few things you should know before heading out to this year’s games. Have a plan to stay hydrated. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, active people should drink at least 16-20 ounces of fluid one to two hours before an outdoor … Continued

The 2019 GAMES are here!

The 35th annual Show-Me STATE GAMES kick off this weekend with sports including high school basketball and volleyball, swimming, adult soccer, pickleball and par-3 golf. The 25th Anniversary Missouri State Senior Games, open to athletes age 50 and older, will also take place starting Thursday, June 6. Seniors from all over the state and beyond will … Continued

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